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The 2017 Wellcome Image Award winners
Our August 1991 cover story, in honor of Harry Kroto's passing
Scanning electron love
Yes, we included the weasel riding the woodpecker
Microbes that eat and breathe electricity have forced scientists to reimagine how life works—on this planet and others
We've rounded up 2014's most mind-blowing images for your viewing pleasure
Plus a truly psychedelic supernova, like whoa
Life on Earth -- in unexpected places.
Randal Koene is recruiting top neuroscientists to help him make humans live forever
A team of U.S. researchers found the microscopic worms in 28 percent of eels sold live in U.S. markets.
How can an oyster rotate pearls so perfectly when it's basically just a giant booger?
"A Boy and His Atom" is the must-see film of the year.
New research shows that tiny hairs on bean leaves impale the pests through the feet. A synthetic version may eventually add to the anti-bed bug arsenal.
Bombarded with electrons and sealed in a vacuum, the noble tick survived the ordeal
Electrons were fooled into behaving as though they were in a magnetic field, with no magnets around
Nanosculpting a thousand times faster than ever before
New technology breaks the theoretical limit on how small we can see
This year, shop SciMall for glowing rodents, animal guillotines, and more
Thinking of keeping a giant roach as a pet? Make sure it's infested with beneficial parasites first
Lives often hang on Palenik's precise identification of a fiber or fleck of metal. In his workday, there's no room for error.
In his lab far from the scene of a crime, Skip Palenik forges unbreakable chains of evidence from dust & detritus. Let's watch the master at work.